Category: Ecuador

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The road way up high 4

Volcán Chimborazo

At 6310 meters, Volcán Chimborazo is the highest mountain in Ecuador, and there are a few fun pieces of trivia that go along with it: Because of the bulge in the Earth at the...

More views in Parque Nacional Cajas 6

Parque Nacional Cajas & Around

I pick up another backpacker and together we move south, through a market in Riobumba for lunch and into the city of Cuenca. I’m normally not much of a city guy but this one...

Parque National Llanganates 2

Around Baños

I find a minor road to carry me south to Baños and quickly become interested in a lake shown on my map, Laguna Pisayambo, for no other reason than it’s there. I drive up...

The endless green hills of the Quilotoa Loop 2

The Quilotoa Loop

I’m happy to be out of the big city, a journey that took a little longer than expected, and stop for a couple of days just off the Pan American highway near Volcán Cotopaxi...

Looking North along the valley 11

Quito

Curiosity about the capital of Ecuador is too much and I decide to make a stop in Quito to have a look. Driving around the edge of town to avoid traffic works well until...

As close as I could get the Jeep 17

The Equator!

I’ve been very aware of my closing in on the magical line on the ground for the last couple of weeks and I’m pretty excited when I pull into ‘Mitad del Mundo’ (The middle...

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